Deserter pursuit meaning - Tacfarinas

The Romans were for a long time unable to eradicate their enemy because of the Numidians' extraordinary mobility and their support from the many desert tribes.

Ptolemy had started issuing gold coins, which was the traditional prerogative of an independent head of state.

He placed Juba II on the vacant throne of Mauretania, and added to it the southern and eastern parts of Africa Nova.

In 18, Camillus was replaced by as proconsul of Africa.


Tacitus was fascinated by the psychology of the emperor Tiberius, whom he regarded as the quintessential flawed tyrant, and the way that the long-drawn out insurgency in Africa with its many crises exposed his weaknesses; as with, for example, the emperor's explosion of fury when he received envoys from Tacfarinas demanding concessions in return for peace.

Description: By the start of the AD 24 campaign-season, Tacfarinas felt strong enough to lay siege to the Roman strongpoint of ThubursicumAlgeria orTunisia.

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To Tiberius, a scion of the illustrious clan and ruler of a vast empire, it seemed intolerable that such a person should be seeking to deal with him on an equal basis, like a foreign king.

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